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Mengel Name Meaning

German: occupational name for a market trader or stallholder, from Middle High German menglære, a variant of mengære (see Menger). This surname is also established in Poland. Dutch: from a pet form of the personal name Meinger, derived from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements magin ‘strength’ + gar , ger ‘spear’; or a pet form of the personal name Mangold. Dutch: possibly an occupational nickname, from Middle Dutch mengel, mingel, a liquid measure equal to 2 pints.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press


Similar surnames: Mergel, Engel, Menger, Hengel, Menges, Mangel, Mentel, Menzel, Wengel

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Where is the Mengel family from?

You can see how Mengel families moved over time by selecting different census years. The Mengel family name was found in the USA, and the UK between 1840 and 1920. The most Mengel families were found in USA in 1880. In 1840 there were 6 Mengel families living in Pennsylvania. This was 100% of all the recorded Mengel's in USA. Pennsylvania had the highest population of Mengel families in 1840.
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What did your Mengel ancestors do for a living?

In 1940, Laborer and Housekeeper were the top reported jobs for men and women in the USA named Mengel. 20% of Mengel men worked as a Laborer and 6% of Mengel women worked as a Housekeeper. Some less common occupations for Americans named Mengel were Clerk and Teacher. .

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*We display top occupations by gender to maintain their historical accuracy during times when men and women often performed different jobs.

Top Male Occupations In 1940

  • Laborer
    20%
  • Farmer
    12%
  • Proprietor
    5%
  • Clerk
    5%

Top Female Occupations In 1940

  • Housekeeper
    6%
  • Stenographer
    6%
  • Housework
    5%
  • Teacher
    5%
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Census Records

There are 13,000 census records available for the last name Mengel. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Mengel census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger Lists

There are 1,000 immigration records available for the last name Mengel. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Cards

There are 2,000 military records available for the last name Mengel. For the veterans among your Mengel ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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What is the average Mengel lifespan?

Between 1941 and 2004, in the United States, Mengel life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1944, and highest in 1992. The average life expectancy for Mengel in 1941 was 37, and 80 in 2004.

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